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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Saturday Sky

The weather here so far has not been optimal, although we got a lovely treat of a day on Tuesday. That, however, was followed by three gloomy, dreary, drippy days, one of which we spent going down to Yarmouth to retrieve our van (so far, so good, as the plummeting optimist said) and have dinner with my folks. Thursday and yesterday we hung out here, taking many pictures of clouds — the upside of gray weather up here is that the cloudscapes are very cool and highly photogenic — spending lots of time at the library and checking out the local stores, including a new one selling exotic beer. Apparently some of it is very good, but you'll have to take Grant's word for it as I never touch the stuff (even without dietary restrictions).

There's a general store in downtown Rangeley that is going out of business, sadly, after 55 years; it used to sell pretty much everything under the sun (I have bought yarn there) and serve light fare and ice cream at an actual, real live soda fountain. The light fare is gone, but they still have a few flavors of ice cream left, so we took what will probably be our last chance at a classic bit of Americana. The ice cream was pretty good.

By far our weirdest vacation moment so far was emerging from the general store to have a large white van that looked exactly like our neighbor Susan's stop for us so we could cross the street; once we got on the other side of it we discovered that it was Susan, complete with her three teenaged daughters. "What are you doing here?!?" I asked.
"Stalking you," she replied without missing a beat, "but I can't talk, we have to go..." something, and off she drove. If they're stalking us, they're doing an excellent job of it, as we haven't seen them since.

According to the National Weather Service today's forecast was exactly the same as the previous three days', but instead my parents' arrival around midday heralded gorgeous weather in which we basked all afternoon; I swam with Miss B and spun in the sun.

Tune in for tomorrow's post, in which a moose is loose.


  • Our weather was rather like that yesterday, too!

    We did some shopping in town under heavy, low gray clouds that looked like they'd be there all day, went home, turned around and were looking at blue sky and sunshine. Amazing.

    By Blogger Alwen, at 9:16 AM  

  • Wish we had a picture of you spinning in the sun. I bet that was a soul-nurturing interlude.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 9:43 AM  

  • That is SO weird about Susan! Sounds like the beginnings of a novel. Maybe you can incorporate into this story the news that was in the paper today about the woman who cloned her pit bull and was recognized as the same woman who kidnapped a mormon minister and kept him for a sex slave some 30 years ago. Nah, maybe that is just too weird. The sun is out today! But more rain forecast. sigh...

    By Blogger knitnzu, at 12:39 PM  

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